5 Festive Things To Do in the Atlanta Area


Looking for family-friendly holiday events this December 2018 in the Atlanta Area? There are so many things going on around town to bring in the 2018 holiday season. Here are some festive and fun holiday events in and around Atlanta. Some are old traditions and some are new, but all of them are family friendly and tons of fun!

1. Macy’s Pink Pig Train:

The Macy's Pink Pig train at Macy's Lenox Square in Atlanta, a beloved holiday tradition, runs from now through Sunday, Jan. 6. From its debut in the 1950s as a children’s ride at the downtown Rich’s store to its brief stint at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the Macy’s Pink Pig into the holiday season.

Now through Sunday, Jan. 6 Buckhead, Macy's Lenox Square Mall

$3 a ride

More info: visitmacysusa.com/macys-pink-pig

2. Avalon Ice Skating:

Avalon on Iceis an open-air ice skating rink at Avalon in Alpharetta. The ice skating rink is open daily.

Alpharetta, Avalon Outdoor Mall

Admission includes skate rental, and it's $18 for adults & $14 for children under age 10. Groups of 10 or more can get in for $15 per person.

More info: experienceavalon.com

3. Holiday Lights and Garden Nights:

This Atlanta holiday event is a must see! Enjoy the beautiful gardens as they light up and twinkle. Kids and adults can partake in making s’mores over an open fire while enjoying holiday sights and sounds with a downtown Atlanta backdrop.

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Atlanta Botanical

Midtown Atlanta

More info: atlantabg.org

4. Santa’s Fantastical:

This is the first year for Santa’s Fantastical in Sandy Springs. It is a family-friendly interactive wonderland of immersive worlds where the spirit of the season comes alive through live performances, state-of-the-art technology, and Instagram-worthy moments. Be the first to experience a Fantastical World.

Now through Dec. 24

Sandy Springs (in the old Toys R US building)

$34 for Adults and $26 for Children over 3

More info: santasfantastical.com

5. Atlanta Christkindl Market:

A fun holiday tradition just like the Christmas markets in Europe, where you can enjoy fun shops, food, and holiday festivities! The Atlanta Christkindl Market™ is an event sponsored by the GAC-Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the education of German language and culture throughout the southeastern U.S.at the Atlanta Christkindl Market.

Nov.29 through Dec. 23

Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA

Free Admission

For more info: christkindlmarket.org

12 Atlanta Events to Kick off the 2018 Holiday Season!

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